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The information below is from a church or organization that has presented a job or internship opening to Ozark Christian College. For more information about this opening please contact the church or organization directly through the contact information which is given below.

Youth/Children's Minister

This is a Full-Time position with First Christian Church of Orange Park in Orange Park, Florida.

Job Requirements:
 The Goals of the Youth/Children’s Ministry: Sharing Christ with the lost and unchurched youth, leading them to a relationship with Christ. Growth numerically and spiritually, with an expansion of the ministries offered. Counsel of youth (teens) related to their spiritual life, college choice, vocation selection, life mate, social and family relationships. To develop within each student a strong doctrinal based Christian faith. Duties (This is broken into two parts): Duties regarding the youth (grades 7-12) ministry. Plan, direct, conduct and evaluate comprehensive youth ministry taking into consideration the spiritual, social and emotional development of youth. Direct and oversee the teaching program of the youth program. Recruit, train, schedule and lead teams of volunteers. Inform and involve parents in the youth program. Relate the youth to the overall life of the church and the church to the needs of its youth. Strive to involve the youth in worship, bible study, prayer and other Christian exercise. Avail youth to special program of spiritual growth and fellowship such as CIY, missions activities, camps, retreats, involvement with other Christian churches in the area. Visit middle school and high school campus for personal contact with the students.Study and recommend changes in the youth ministry as needed for organization, space use, equipment and furnishing needs, policy and procedures, curriculum, etc. Duties regarding the children’s (preschool-6th grade) ministry. Oversee all programming for the children’s program. Sunday school, Sunday worship, Wednesday nights, Summer Program. Choose and make available curriculum for all ages to teachers. Recruit, train, schedule and lead teams of volunteers. Involve and Inform parents regarding the children’s program. Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families. Other Responsibilities: Be involved (serving as a sponsor/liaison and involving our students to attend) each year with North Florida Christian Camp. Help with the planning of church wide special events (ex. Fall Festival). Prepare and submit a budget each year for both the Youth and Children’s Ministry. 

Application Requirements:
 We are looking for someone who has a passion for developing relationships, loving God through loving others, and discipling youth. This person would work under the direction of the Senior Minister in building a Church pleasing to God. Their main responsibilities will be to oversee and re-develop our current youth ministry program (Pre-School - High School), supervise and equip volunteers, plan youth events, establish a visiting routine with youth and their families and oversee the Children’s Summer Program (formerly known as VBS). They are expected to be a Biblical role model for the youth to follow but most importantly they will be expected to love others. A degree from a Christian church/church of Christ College is preferred but not required. They must be committed to the doctrines of the Christian churches/Church of Christ (Restoration Movement). Please send your resume and a Statement of Beliefs including an overview of your ministry purpose to OR the church office at 2876 Moody Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 ATTN: Jim Joiner. 

Church / Organization Description:
 First Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational Church, whose main desire is to Love the Lord and to Love Others. FCC is a bedroom community of Jacksonville, Fl. The church runs 150 in attendance and currently has two full time staff, a Senior Minister and a Worship Minster.

Number of Employees: 1-5

Average Attendance Range: 101-200

Contact Information:
Name: Jim Joiner
Phone: 904-272-1250
Mail to: 2876 Moody Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 
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